Can you tell anywhere on a honda how old it is. Im going to look at a honda eu2000i. the guy said its in excellent shape and is asking $600. hes not sure how old it is though. it has the parallel ports on it. not sure when those came out. it looks like good shape in the pic he sent me.
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Honda 2000 Generator
All Honda generators have a model name with a prefix that starts with "E" such as EB500, EU1000i, or EG5000. The model name is usually on the case, fuel tank, or near the control panel.
Most of the newer Generator models have both an engine serial number and frame serial number. Older models may just have one serial number. Location and number of serial numbers varies depending on year and model of your generator.
After getting the S/N, call Honda and give them the number and you'll get the MFG Dates.
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Honda doesn't have a public listing but they do have their own. If you contact the consumer line in Alphretta Georgia or possibly by going to their on line site, if you get hold of the right person they can tell you. Have got that info from the tech line so I know they have it.
They have a ton of info available by getting hold of the right person back there. One time I needed the frame serial number for a gen-set that was missing but needed it to order the right part. With the engine serial number they were able to tell me the exact frame number, its all on their computer look up and only takes a few seconds.
Disclosure: I work for Honda, but the following is my opinion alone.
Been lurking here a while, and this is as good a time as any to speak up and help. I work for Honda, and my job is to be online and help/engage with our customers. I'm just one guy, so be gentle :-)
All EU2000i (USA models) came with parallel ports. (This is not true of Canadian models.) The frame serial number is on a silver sticker on the back rear side of the case; the prefix is EAAJ-XXXXXXX. If you can provide this number, I can tell you the Date of In Service (when the warranty clock started) and the name of the original selling dealer.
FYI, any remaining warranty can be transferred to a new owner. Just call Honda Customer Relations and give them the details: (770) 497-6400.
Back to the EU2, here's a serial number decoder ring with details:
A = USA Market
N = not for sale in California
C = 50-state emissions compliant
K0 = first production
K1 = second production
N2 = Camo case
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Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.
Around here, even the beat up EU2000's seem to sell for $800.....
LOL. I bought my EU3000 new for less than the used ones are being listed around here.
Makes me wonder if people actually buy them used for these prices. I think in all my local craigslist searching over the past 5 years I've only seen one Honda EU model that was priced at what I think would have been a bargain, pending it was in good operating condition.
Thanks everyone. Ya i never see hondas for 600 bucks. they are usally around 800 or higher. may find one for 700 every now and then. They guys is going to get me the serial number so i can get the age of it.
When I bought our Twin Honda EU2000i's some years ago, I only paid $860 for each. Myself, I would never buy a used Honda Generator from anyone. If you look at what most used Honda's sell for, it doesn't cost much more to buy a New Honda and have the full warranty for it. You just never know how well the past owner took care of thier Honda/Honda's. We have never had a signal problem with our Twin Honda's, Paralla Kit & Extended Run Tank. We have more than enought Generator Power, thats for sure. See our Sig. We would do it all over again in a heart beat. We can run anything, anytime, anyplace we choose to. You just got to love Honda's. Yep, there expensive, but well worth it in the end. You just can't beat their "Quality", "Dependability" and "Long Servie Life". Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill
well he couldnt find the serial number on the thing so i could check for the age of it. Ya i hear ya about spending a couple hundred more and getting a new one. there 899 right now with a 100 dollar honda rebate. i take care of my stuff and you never no how people take care of their stuff.
Call a Honda Authorized service center and find out what the compression should be. Check it with throttle open not set on "ECO". Pull the dip stick and look in the crankcase and make sure it has not been neglected and is gunked up. Change oil and do the 200 hour valve adjustment just to be safe if you buy it. Sounds like a good deal.